Job-Like : Investing in a Startup Amid Pandemic, What is the Sentiment of Venture Capitals?

MAGAZINE.JOB-LIKE.COM — What should a startup do to save its business during the COVID-19 pandemic? Raditya Pramana, Partner of Venturra Discovery, a venture capital that focuses on investing in early stage startups in the ASEAN region, emphasized the importance of startups in extending their business runways. Raditya said that the runway or startup age based on theContinue reading “Job-Like : Investing in a Startup Amid Pandemic, What is the Sentiment of Venture Capitals?”

CompassList : Cautiously Opportunistic : How Indonesian VCs are Hiding out the Covid-19 Crisis

CompassList.com — More than two months after the Indonesian government announced the first Covid-19 case on home soil, the country’s VCs are cautiously adapting to “the new normal.” The firms are still seeking out new deals, but have mostly narrowed their criteria to what they refer as “pandemic-proof” sectors. Melina Subastian, Principal at Alpha JWC Ventures,Continue reading “CompassList : Cautiously Opportunistic : How Indonesian VCs are Hiding out the Covid-19 Crisis”

Deal Street Asia : Grocery, Food Startups Gain as Online Demand Soars Amid Pandemic

DEALSTREETASIA.COM — In the wake of the novel COVID-19 outbreak, online transactions have witnessed significant growth over the past few months – especially in the month of Ramadan – in Southeast Asia. The region recorded a 54 per cent jump in online sales year-on-year between January 13 and April 5, according to data available with France-basedContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Grocery, Food Startups Gain as Online Demand Soars Amid Pandemic”

Business Times : Who Wants To Be a Venture Capitalist?

BUSINESSTIMES.COM.SG — IN THE early 1980s, Chua Joo Hock, an engineer by training, cut his teeth in venture capital – the business of investing private capital in emergent companies, or more romantically, the art of betting on diamonds in the rough. As part of a secondment to venture firm Seavi (South-east Asia Venture Investment), Mr ChuaContinue reading “Business Times : Who Wants To Be a Venture Capitalist?”

Deal Street Asia : Deals in Jeopardy amid Virus Precautions, but Opportunities Abound

DEALSTREETASIA.COM — The white tents, metal detectors and red queue stanchions stood ready for the crowds that were expected to come through for the widely-anticipated Singapore Airshow this week. Yet, this year, there were far more people manning the security checkpoints than there were attendees. The biennial event has typically attracted hundreds of industry players, andContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Deals in Jeopardy amid Virus Precautions, but Opportunities Abound”

CompassList : Indonesia 2020: Investors Say Opportunities Still Abound Despite Still

COMPASSLIST.COM — After the longest bull market run in history, investors are bracing for an impending economic downturn. The global economy may weaken to its slowest growth rate since the 2008 financial crisis and get “stuck in a long period of low growth,” the OECD has warned. Other organizations, such as the IMF and the UN Conference on Trade andContinue reading “CompassList : Indonesia 2020: Investors Say Opportunities Still Abound Despite Still”

Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M

CRUNCHBASE.COM — The Series C, which was led by General Atlantic and GGV Capital, will help the company expand its product in Indonesia and Vietnam. Ruangguru, which was founded in 2014, counts East Ventures and Venturra Capital among its investors. Ruangguru helps users learn concepts through its online platform, which has animated videos, quizzes and infographic summaries. More than 15,000 students use Ruangguru, andContinue reading “Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M”

DailySocial : Venturra Discovery Eyes for Investment Opportunities in Vietnam

DAILYSOCIAL.ID — Venturra Discovery Venture Capital aims for an investment opportunity in Vietnam. As Raditya Pramana, Venturra Discovery’s Partner said, they’ve planned for investment this year. To date, Venturra Discovery has invested in Medigo, Ekrut, Club Alacarte, and Antler. Raditya said to have plans for three companies that cannot be revealed yet in Vietnam, Singapore, and Jakarta. He said Vietnam isContinue reading “DailySocial : Venturra Discovery Eyes for Investment Opportunities in Vietnam”

TechinAsia : Ex-Lazada Exec’s Co-Living Startup COVE Banks $2M in Seed Funding

TECHINASIA.COM — Singapore-based co-living startup Cove has raised over US$2 million in a seed round led by Venturra, Yuj Ventures, Investigate, and Picus Capital. Local venture capital firms Aetius Capital and Found Ventures also participated in the round alongside some strategic angel investors. Cove was founded by Guillaume Castagne, formerly vice president of marketing for Lazada, along with SophieContinue reading “TechinAsia : Ex-Lazada Exec’s Co-Living Startup COVE Banks $2M in Seed Funding”

Portfolio Story : Sociolla

In 2014, Sociolla was founded by John Rasjid, Christopher Madiam and Chrisanti Indiana. Now, they are the largest beauty e-commerce platform in Indonesia that aims to give equal access for beauty products to every woman in Indonesia. We sat down with Chrisanti, CMO and Co-Founder of Sociolla, in their office to discuss Sociolla’s rise to success.Continue reading “Portfolio Story : Sociolla”